The Opportunity to lead a team of Changemakers
World Vision has been partnering with communities in Australia for more than 40 years through our Australia First Nations Program. We are committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities achieve their own development goals, build on their strengths and create solutions to their own challenges.
Reporting to the Head of Australian First Nations Program, we are seeking our Manager, Program Development & Effectiveness, to ensure that the development programs run by the Australia First Nations Program are aligned with and adhere to World Vision’s development and programming guidelines. The role is also responsible for ensuring government funding and support for partnership development.
Your main duties and responsibilities will include:
- Strategic advice to staff across the program to ensure that appropriate development models, methodologies and best practice principles are central to the work the Australia First Nations Program does.
- Technical advice to Australian First Nations Program projects to ensure quality programming, monitoring and evaluation:
- Scan and conduct research into the development practices of other organisations in both an Australian and International context
- Identify best practice development examples and contextualise them for World Vision Australia’s work within the Australian First Nations Program
- Oversee assessment and design processes for project work in new regions
- Review the quality of all Australian First Nations Program projects
- Secure government funding and support partnership development across the program
- Faith and Trauma Informed/Healing Aware approaches are embedded in development principles and practice leadership and guidance to a team of technical experts
- Leadership and guidance to a team of technical program managers and advisors
Your skills and experience will include:
- Demonstrated success and experience in community development practice, in particular working in the Australian First Nations development sector and with remote Aboriginal communities
- Team leadership, training and mentoring of staff
- Conceptualising sustainable development models and approaches
- Understanding of the cultural, political, economic and social issues affecting First Nations and other culturally and linguistically diverse groups
- Understanding of key development cross-cutting themes including gender, environment, disability, safe-guarding and peace-building
- Tertiary degree in Social Science, Community Development, Health or related discipline or equivalent experience
What you need to know
This role is a permanent contract operating in a full-time capacity. We will consider applicants based Australia wide subject to the person having the flexibility to travel as required to fulfil the requirements of the role.
This is an Indigenous-identified position. Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent.
World Vision Australia takes our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we provide an environment that is safe for our child and adult beneficiaries. We have strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with child and adult beneficiaries.
Why World Vision
World Vision is a global community, working together for the one purpose – to bring about positive change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. People are inspired to work for us because they want to contribute to making a difference. We are part of an international team, using our talent, determination and influence to invest in a better tomorrow.
With us, job satisfaction takes on a greater meaning. We have over 50,000 dedicated and passionate staff and volunteers, 10 million committed supporters who are changing lives and 100 million people as a part of World Vision’s supported communities.
World Vision has been partnering with communities in Australia for more than 40 years through our Australia First Nations Program. We are committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities achieve their own development goals, build on their strengths and create solutions to their own challenges. World Vision is committed to ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are well represented and supported within the staff team. The Australia First Nations Program has a First Nations staff network that acts as a support network and safe space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff who are separated by distance but connected by culture. The network also provides advice to the Australia First Nations Program and the broader WV organisation regarding our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, communities and families.
When it comes to our people, as an organisation we embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds.
World Vision Australia is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation that is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and communities by tackling the causes of poverty. We are dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in line with our Reconciliation Action Plan